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The theory of deformable porous media and its application to composite material manufacturing. (English) Zbl 0858.73055
Summary: In many processes used to fabricate composite materials, e.g., compression and injection molding, the flow of the liquid constituent generates deformations in the reinforcing network which, in turn, influence the flow. Here the theory of deformable porous media is applied to handle the coupled flow-deformation problem. The thermodynamical models obtained using the theory of mixtures and the ensemble average approach are compared and then applied. A review of the literature dealing with the modelling of composite material manufacturing processes is also given.

74E30 Composite and mixture properties
74A15 Thermodynamics in solid mechanics
76S05 Flows in porous media; filtration; seepage
74-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to mechanics of deformable solids